October 04, 2019 - Mount Vema - His Mount Vema Majesty's Treasury will make available twenty five million golles this fiscal year to pay for grant applications for medical related works, following the announcement made by the Government last month, as a window for new applicants is due to reopen before the end of the year to be included in His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government 2020/2021 international healthcare budget. The grants are awarded annually to health organizations and individuals engaged in works related to medical research, new initiatives and ongoing works to improve treatment and cure for diseases for the benefit of mankind across the world.
All Mount Vema citizens are now entitled to international medical insurance according to a statement issued today by His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government. The Mount Vema International Medical Insurance will enable holders of Mount Vema Passports direct access to some of the best doctors and private hospitals in the world.
The new health service negotiated last year and approved by the Vema Seamount Authority this year, gives Mount Vema citizens overseas access to valuable medical expertise, with the freedom to choose specialist and quality care anywhere in the world, including for day-to-day healthcare needs.
The Insurance is a comprehensive health care which covers a multitude of areas including medical emergency cover, doctors' visits, prescribed medicine, full health assessments and screening, smear tests, maternity care and the treatment of on-going or chronic conditions, cancer screenings, cancer treatment, surgical operations, hospital accommodation, intensive care, nursing care, prosthetic implants and appliances, and dental treatment.
A full health screening would generally include various routine tests to assess your state of health and could include tests such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, anaemia and lung function, liver and kidney function and cardiac risk assessment.
The insurance also covers non-medical costs such as transportation (to receive treatment) including local air and road ambulance or repatriation, vaccination and immunisations, pathology, X-rays and diagnostic tests.
If you have an accident, or if you fall seriously ill, and you hold a Mount Vema Passport or a Certificate of Mount Vema Citizenship, you need to know that there is a private medical insurance provided by the state that can trigger a rapid response from doctors who have the experience and resources to give you the best available care.
If the right specialists aren’t available, or if the health care system of the country you are living in is under resourced, you need to call the Consulate of the Kingdom of Mount Vema, to be evacuated home, or to a doctor in another country who can take care of you.
The insurance also covers psychiatric treatment and visits to therapists: these can include occupational therapists, orthoptists, dieticians and speech therapists. Complementary medicine practitioners: these can include acupuncturists, homeopaths and Chinese medicine practitioners. They must all be legally qualified to practice in the country where treatment is received.
The Mount Vema Healthline Services
Wherever in the world you may be, as a Mount Vema national, you can call the consulate of the Kingdom of Mount Vema at any time of the day or night and speak to medically trained people who understand your situation and can give you the healthcare advice, support and assistance you need.
The following are some of the assistance that may be provided by telephone:
- general medical information from a health professional
- medical referrals to a physician or hospital
- medical service referral
- inoculation and visa requirement information
- emergency message transmission
- interpreter and embassy referral
All that for Mount Vema Nationals
So, who can become a Mount Vema citizen?
THE CHILD OF A LEGAL RESIDENTS
Anyone who becomes a legal resident working in Mount Vema on work permit for 3 to 4 years prior to the birth of their child, will be considered to have had a genuine link to Mount Vema, and the baby will be entitled to Mount Vema citizenship.
Anyone who lives and works in Mount Vema on a series of work permits for 5 years, will be eligible to apply for naturalisation. However, this does not apply to students, unless the student is working or is married to a Mount Vema citizen.
MARRIAGE IN MOUNT VEMA
Anyone who is a foreign citizen married to a Mount Vema citizen and have been legally resident in Mount Vema for over 3 years, can apply to become a Mount Vema citizen through marriage.
MARRIAGE OUTSITE MOUNT VEMA
Anyone who is a Mount Vema citizen, living in a foreign country with a partner who is not a Mount Vema citizen and intend to get married and continue living outside Mount Vema, the new husband does not automatically become a Mount Vema citizen. They would have to be married for at least 3 years and would have to be living as a married couple in Mount Vema for at least 3 years also.
MARRIAGE AND DUAL CITIZENSHIP
Any foreign national married to a Mount Vema citizen living in Mount Vema for over 5 years, and who wish to become a Mount Vema citizen, His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government does not require him or her to renounce their citizenship on becoming a Mount Vema citizen.
MOUNT VEMA CITIZEN CHILD
A woman, with a Mount Vema citizen child, living outside Mount Vema is not entitled to Mount Vema citizenship on the basis of her child’s citizenship.
CITIZENSHIP THROUGH INVESTMENT
If you have invested more than 500,000 golles in a Mount Vema property or Mount Vema government bonds, you are entitled to become a Mount Vema citizen, and His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government does not require you to renounce your citizenship on becoming a Mount Vema citizen.
CITIZENSHIP BY EXTRAORDINARY DEEDS
If you are a foreign national, with a proven record of 10 years of charitable work or working for the welfare of others, the wildlife, the forests, the welfare of the oceans, and the planet in general and our universe from your home country or in a foreign country, you can apply for a Mount Vema citizenship without the need to live or work in Mount Vema, and His Mount Vema Majesty’s Government does not require you to renounce your citizenship on becoming a Mount Vema citizen. This type of citizenship also applies to a devoted Christian and a descendent of a generation of a devoted Christian family working for the welfare of others in their home country or overseas for the past 10 years.
Rights of Mount Vema citizens
Mount Vema citizens enjoy certain rights and privileges that are guaranteed under the laws of the Kingdom of Mount Vema – The Vema Seamount Territory, in line with the Vema Seamount Declaration of Sovereignty. Some of these rights are fundamental such as the right to free healthcare anywhere in the world, the right to equality before the law, the freedom to travel, and the right to a basic income.